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Galaxy S10 design leaked in Android Pie Beta

Galaxy S10 design leaked in Android Pie Beta

It would seem as though Samsung's yearly leak of their next headline device occurred once again. As the Galaxy S7's Android Nougat beta showed the S8, the S8's Oreo beta showed the S9. Now the S9's Android Pie seems to be showing a graphic version of the Samsung Galaxy S10. This software appears on Android Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 devices in the Samsung Experience Beta program right this minute.

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Facebook private messages stolen: Am I one of 81,000 victims?

Facebook private messages stolen: Am I one of 81,000 victims?

Facebook Messenger seems to have been the victim of a multi-tiered attempt by hackers to extract private messages from victims. The information was collected over the course of months - likely near the beginning of the year 2018. Not much is known about the contents of the messages at this time, but it does appear likely that the entire cache of messages from Facebook Messenger users is real.

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watchOS 5.1 update pulled by Apple after major problems surface

watchOS 5.1 update pulled by Apple after major problems surface

Generally speaking, applying a new software update to one of your expensive devices isn't usually a major risk. There's always the potential for bugs, of course, but those aren't normally severe. Every once in a while, however, a software update comes around and causes major problems for end users, and unfortunately, some Apple Watch users are being reminded of this ugly side of software today.

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Chrome OS 70 brings tablet-friendly treats

Chrome OS 70 brings tablet-friendly treats

If there was still any doubt that Chrome OS is headed towards a multi-form future, release 70 of Google’s operating system should probably banish that. This version brings a couple of features that not only improves compatibility with Android apps but also adds features for more touch-friendly tablet use, like floating keyboard. While some Chromebooks do have touch screens, such features make more sense when used on touch-centric Chrome OS devices without any keyboard attached.

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Dell Mobile Connect phone bridge no longer requires a Dell PC

Dell Mobile Connect phone bridge no longer requires a Dell PC

There seems to be a resurgent interest in tools that bridge PCs and phones together, almost making them work seamlessly with one another. But even before Microsoft made “Your Phone” an official part of Windows 10, Dell released something earlier this year simply called the Dell Mobile Connect. The name implies that it would only work with Dell computers, which was true at launch. Now it seems Dell has decided it would help to spread its brand further by making it available for all computers as long as they support a Bluetooth connection.

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iOS 12.1 brings Group FaceTime, dual-SIM: here’s the supported devices

iOS 12.1 brings Group FaceTime, dual-SIM: here’s the supported devices

When Apple first unveiled iOS 12 earlier this year, one of the touted new features was Group FaceTime, which, as the name implies, allows users to take FaceTime calls beyond just one-on-one to include up to 32 people in a video chat. The feature was unfortunately delayed from the original launch of iOS 12, but we now know it will be included in the public version of iOS 12.1, which is expected to be released later this week to coincide with Apple's October 30th event.

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How to download Pixel Night Sight for your phone now

How to download Pixel Night Sight for your phone now

There's a really awesome feature called Night Sight out in the wild right now for Google-made Pixel phones. This feature isn't yet officially activated, but it was mentioned by Google during its most recent press conference. Lucky for us, we've got one massively talented community over at XDA that's found a way to (fairly simply) activate this feature in the Google Camera app. Now all we've gotta do is download and load.

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Right to Repair ruling has huge implications for Alexa, consoles, cars

Right to Repair ruling has huge implications for Alexa, consoles, cars

If you follow the technology industry, there's a good chance you've heard the phrase "right to repair" at least once or twice. While many manufacturers want to restrict consumers' ability to repair the devices they own or take it to a third party for repairs, there are people on the other side of that argument who have been trying to keep that right. This is a battle and a debate that has raged on for years at this point, but today, Right to Repair proponents were granted a pretty huge win.

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Spotify support is coming back to some Roku devices

Spotify support is coming back to some Roku devices

Roku devices got support for Spotify years ago, but lost it in 2017 due to technical issues. That's about to change, though, as Roku pushes out Roku OS 9, which will include Spotify support, according to the release notes. Not all Roku devices will get the support, but the ones that do will be able to access both the free service and Spotify Premium.

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Ring update: Timeline, Alerts, Previews

Ring update: Timeline, Alerts, Previews

The Ring smart doorbell and security system group revealed a number of updates to software this morning. They're pushing new Smart Alerts, updates to their app experience, and a new Timeline. There's a new way to work with Camera Previews straight from the Ring app, too.

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Firefox 63 advanced tracking protection blocks bad cookies

Firefox 63 advanced tracking protection blocks bad cookies

They may sound delicious but like their sugary and carb-filled real-world counterparts, browser cookies can be bad for your digital wellbeing. Especially when said cookies come from third-party sites that want to track your every move, even when you ’ve moved away from that site. These tracking cookies leave crumbs that vendors and even hackers can follow to potentially violate your privacy or even influence your mind. Firefox version 63 will finally put a stop to that but only if you tell it to.

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Mozilla tries to resell VPN subscriptions as revenue source

Mozilla tries to resell VPN subscriptions as revenue source

Among the major web browser makers, Firefox is still hailed as the most open and most privacy-respecting option around, despite a few hiccups in its history and some problems with performance. Its parent organization, Mozilla, however, doesn’t have the same near limit-less resources as, say, Google or Microsoft or Apple. The not-for-profit organization is always looking for ways to stay afloat, not all of them successful or warmly received. Its latest attempt doesn’t involve ads, fortunately, but does involve users forking a bit of money if they want.

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